If you are currently an Apple TV + and CBS All Access (ASFC) subscriber, you can get SHOWTIME for free. The status of your subscription will automatically reflect the new plan. However, there is a little trick involved.
First, let’s look at the offer by apple. Plus, here’s the TMO article: “Apple Confirms Apple TV +, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME Bundle.” You must already have an Apple TV + subscription.
The bundle gives customers access to the CBS All Access Commercial Free plan and SHOWTIME, alongside the original Apple shows.
Unfortunately, typical press releases are long on glitter and tactical details. For example, what happens if you already have an ASFCA subscription? (I am.) Curious, I downloaded the SHOWTIME app to my Apple TV 4K. Of course, he didn’t know anything about the special bundle. At launch, he made his conventional pitch.
On a hunch, I launched the Apple TV app, scrolled down to Channels, and selected SHOWTIME.
Here is what I saw.
All I had to do was sign up for the free trial – with terms I had underlined in a red box. In an instant, I was watching Billions on SHOWTIME. No formal registration required and no need to first cancel the existing CBSA and re-register,
What was even nicer was that my CBSA subscription was automatically updated by Apple to include SHOWTIME. Below is a screenshot of my iPhone. You have to press OPTIONS and confirm with Apple ID, but that’s it.
I was impressed by the elegance, transparency and simplicity of this offer.